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Cottage Grove police have identified a woman found dead at a local residence Wednesday.

Police said they found the body of 52-year-old Wendy LaFrance of Cottage Grove in a home after they were twice dispatched to the residence. A 52-year-old man who was at the home was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.


Police declined to provide details of LaFrance's death, citing ongoing work by a medical examiner. They opened a death investigation Wednesday afternoon.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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